Carbon transistors touted as outperforming amorphous silicon News & Analysis 11/28/2007 1 comment Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are claiming to have perfected a method of making room- temperature transistors that are 100-times faster--as fast a amorphous silicon--by fabricating their channels from thin films of carbon-60, also knows as buckyballs or fullerenes.
TI embraces digital mics News & Analysis 11/8/2007 Post a comment Digital microphone pioneer Akustica Inc. said it has gained a design win in Texas Instruments' latest stereo audio codec chips.
Using Serial RapidIO for FPGA co-processing Design How-To 11/8/2007 Post a comment This article explains the basics of Serial RapidIO, how it compares to other interconnects, and how it enables DSP co-processing in FPGAs. It also looks at the features of Xilinx's Serial RapidIO solution.
Fulcrum upgrades 10G switch family News & Analysis 11/5/2007 Post a comment Fulcrum Microsystems is rounding out its family of 10 Gbit/second data Ethernet switches for the data center with new devices that add on routing capabilities, and has announced a design win with a new startup emerging from stealth mode.
Elastic electronics stretch to twice their length Product News 11/1/2007 Post a comment An IMEC laboratory at the University of Ghent in Belgium has realized interconnections for elastic electronic wires that can be stretched to twice their original length while maintaining electrical conductivity. The technology could be significant in such applications as foldable displays, biomedical applications and textiles that incorporate electronics, according to research organization IMEC (Leuven, Belgium).
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.